Grand Canyon Lodge Custom Adventure Trip

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Activity
HikingRoad Cycling
Destination
ArizonaGrand Canyon
Tour Length
3 or 4 days
Accomodations
Lodge-Based
Guide Type
Guided
Difficulty
All Levels

A vacation at Grand Canyon National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The national park is iconic, scenic, remote, historic, and full of opportunities for adventure. Staying in one of Grand Canyon’s historic park lodges is an exclusive experience. These coveted rooms sell out months, and sometimes a year in advance. Book a custom Grand Canyon lodge trip with AOA and secure your chance to experience the incredible adventures available at the Grand Canyon.

Private tours, iconic destinations, stunning hiking routes, and National Park lodges – all fully guided by professional, local southwest guides who make it their goal to create lasting memories. Customize this very special private departure to Grand Canyon’s amazing South Rim for your friends, family, or small group.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Daily hikes led by professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Roundtrip ground transportation from Scottsdale
  • National Park entry fees
  • Meals from lunch on first day through lunch on last day
  • Water and snacks
  • Trekking poles (upon request)
  • 2 or 3 nights lodging at one of the lodges within Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim (double occupancy) (up to 3 rooms; additional rooms based on availability)
  • Dining and housekeeping gratuity

Not Included ​​​​​​​

  • Additional tours/services such as helicopter tour, horseback riding tour, Jeep tour, etc.. (we will include these in your final quote.)
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Air transportation to and from Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, dinner on last day
  • Day hiking pack
  • Gratuities to AOA Guides

Upgrades + Additions

Solo Accommodations Upgrade

  • 3-Day Trip: $325pp
  • 4-Day Trip: $490 pp

Gear Rental

  • 30 to 40 liter daypack ($15-25 per pack)

Other Additions

  • Purchase: 3-liter Camelbak reservoir/bladder ($35 each)
Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).

Rates

3-Day Tour

  • 2-3 people $ 2095 pp 2095 pp
  • 4-5 people $ 1595 pp 1595
  • 6 people $ 1395 1395

Optional upgrades will increase the trip price. AOA’s adventure consultants will provide you a final quote. All prices are quoted as double-occupancy with standard inclusions.

4-Day Tour

  • 2-3 people $ 2895 pp 2895
  • 4-5 people $ 2095 pp 2095
  • 6 people $ 1895 pp 1895

Optional upgrades will increase the trip price. AOA’s adventure consultants will provide you a final quote. All prices are quoted as double-occupancy with standard inclusions.

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Select Month

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April 19-April 22
May 3-May 6
May 17-May 20
May 24-May 27
May 27-May 30
June 6-June 9
June 13-June 16
June 27-June 30
July 4-July 7
July 25-July 28
August 1-August 4
August 9-August 12
September 13-September 16
September 27-September 30
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November 27-November 30
December 23-December 26
Christmas!
December 29-January 1
December 30-January 2
February 14-February 17
Sunset over Grand Canyon as seen on AOA 5-day hiking trip

Our journey begins this morning in Scottsdale. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel before you all hit the road and begin making your way North. Luckily, we don’t have to wait long for the breathtaking views, our drive has us passing through a series of different life zones as we climb above the Mogollon Rim onto the Colorado Plateau. We pass through the town of Flagstaff, home to Arizona’s highest mountain, Mt. Humphreys, and surrounded by the world’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest. Past Flagstaff we are treated to the soft pastels and vast panoramas of the Painted Desert as we approach the Grand Canyon. Our first look at the canyon is from the historic Desert View Watchtower, a Mary Jane Colter building perched on the edge of the great chasm. From here we will head to Grand Canyon Village to acclimatize to the 7,000-foot altitude with a hike. Our trail finds us meandering along the canyon rim with jaw dropping views in all directions. We’ll make a stop at the Yavapai Geology Museum along the way, built for its view of the Colorado River. Look out the giant windows at the canyon and explore the 3D map and exhibits, which tell the story of the different layers and formations you are viewing. After our hike, we check in at our hotel and get ready for a delicious dinner!

Hiking

2-4 Miles

Meals

Lunch and Dinner included

Lodging

Kachina Lodge

Sunset over Grand Canyon as seen on AOA 5-day hiking trip
Hiker climbs trail away from cabin overlooking Grand Canyon

After an early morning rise and our delicious hike fueling breakfast, we will set off for our adventure of the day. The Bright Angel Trail offers wonderful views all along its path, and occasional unexpected encounters such as Bighorn Sheep. – Your hike today snakes down the ancient debris field caused by a massive earthquake along the Bright Angel Fault line. This natural route down the otherwise impassable walls of the canyon was once traveled by the Havasupai Indians hundreds of years ago. Evidence of their passage exists today in pictographs, hidden under rock ledges your guide will point out to you. After dropping through the various layers of geologic formations, the trail descends directly to Indian Garden; This is a great place to refill our water supply, rest and explore. The most daring hikers can continue for the additional 1.2 miles to Plateau Point, which offers breathtaking views of the Colorado River 1,300 feet below. No matter where you decide to turn around and head back to the rim, the hike out will make you feel that “you have conquered the canyon”. Following our hike, we will head back to our hotel rooms and get ready for a well-deserved dinner.

Hiking

6-10 miles

Meals

All meals included

Lodging

Kachina Lodge

Hiker climbs trail away from cabin overlooking Grand Canyon
Hiking group looks over Grand Canyon behind Ooh Aah Point sign

Our morning hike takes us down into the canyon along the South Kaibab Trail, famous for the best views of any trail in the park. Built from December 1924 to June 1925, this trail is one of the few in Grand Canyon National Park that follows a ridgeline rather than a fault line or side canyon, resulting in awesome panoramic views up and down the canyon for miles. We’ll enjoy a delicious guide-prepared lunch with a view on the trail and plan our afternoon activity from there. We can continue hiking to Skeleton Point for extra mileage or head back to Grand Canyon Village and have a free afternoon exploring the shops and galleries of the South Rim. Tonight, we dine at the famous El Tovar and enjoy our last dinner together.

Hiking

4-6 miles

Meals

All meals included

Lodging

Kachina Lodge

Hiking group looks over Grand Canyon behind Ooh Aah Point sign
Hike along Grand Canyon's South Rim for Sunset

It’s hard to believe this is the last day of our journey! Breakfast is on our own; you can spend the morning however you choose. Catch a famous Grand Canyon sunrise, explore Grand Canyon Village, or stretch your legs on one last hike, your guide will be available for recommendations or to hit the trail with you. We’ll depart the South Rim and head back to Phoenix with a stop in Flagstaff for lunch along the way. After a delicious lunch in this charming town, we’ll finish our last leg of the drive and your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Hiking

Optional distances

Meals

Breakfast and lunch included

Lodging

On your own tonight

Hike along Grand Canyon's South Rim for Sunset

Activity Upgrades

AOA’s adventure consultants have put together a shortlist of some of our favorite “extras” to enjoy while staying at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Our team will follow up with you and talk about options for how each activity will fit within your itinerary.

Historic Kolb Studio Tour

$480 per group

Private, one-of-a-kind behind the scenes tour of the Kolb Brothers photography studio and residence at the rim of the canyon, led by Grand Canyon experts. Limit 11 per experience.

Helicopter Tour

Starting at $219 pp

30-minute scenic helicopter tour over Grand Canyon’s “Dragon Corridor.” This is a fun and exciting scenic flight that fits well within AOA’s custom trips. If you are interested in a different helicopter flight, ask your adventure consultant for more information.

Fixed Wing Scenic Flight

Starting at $124 pp

45-minute scenic fixed wing airplane tour over Grand Canyon. This is a fun and exciting scenic flight that fits well within AOA’s custom trips. If you are interested in a different fixed wing flight, ask your adventure consultant for more information.

Mule Ride on Grand Canyon South Rim

Starting at $110 pp*

3-hour guided mule ride to the rim of Grand Canyon. This ride does not descend below the canyon’s rim.

*All levels of riders are welcome but they must weigh less than 225 pounds fully dressed and be at least 4’7” (139 cm) tall.